Opening Doors Episode 5: Higher Dose Infrared Mat with Lauren Berlingeri

In our latest episode of Opening Doors with Ross Guttler, Ross experiences the healing benefits of the Higher Dose’s Infrared Mat with Higher Dose co-founder, Lauren Berlingeri.

The Higher Dose Infrared Mat combines the power of infrared with 20 pounds of crystal therapy and the healing frequency of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) technology, which has been scientifically proven to recharge your cells and activate your Parasympathetic Nervous System for a deep full-body reset. Benefits include: reduced stress; increased energy; immune support; better sleep; Central Nervous System support; improved circulation; improved muscle recovery; and more. Learn more about Higher Dose here.

“The Higher Dose infrared mat surprised me in how many different ways I ended up using it. I expected meditation to be its primary function, and it didn’t disappoint, allowing me to drop in easier than I normally do otherwise. The first few times I sat up in a normal posture. But eventually I tried meditating while lying down and I’m so glad I did. I fell asleep half the times I tried it and woke up 20 minutes later feeling so rested. Then I spoke with the founder, Lauren Berlingeri, and she mentioned how her husband loves napping on it so much that he often lays on it before bed. So now I use the mat regularly for meditation, napping and also preparing myself for bed, especially if I feel a bit wired. The mat has become a permanent fixture in my bedroom. It’s also big enough for two seated people so occasionally I’ll have a deep conversation on it with a friend. I just like the mindset the mat puts me in. It’s a bit heavy, so not ideal for schlepping around. My recommendation is to find some semi-permanent space, leave it out all the time and I bet you’ll discover new ways that it improves your life.”
– Ross Guttler

Special Guest:
Lauren Berlingeri


Lauren Berlingeri studied at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she became a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach. Lauren is a Canadian host, fitness expert and international model. She was the star of the popular web series “Woman Vs. Workout” which grossed over 15 million views. She has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Shape Magazine and Fitness Magazine.


Opening Doors is not your standard interview show.

Have you ever wondered how Amazonian indigenous cultures treat the common flu? Have you ever considered hypnotherapy to quit a nasty habit? Have you thought what else might be out there to help you disconnect from a technology-addicted society and reconnect with plants, animals and the earth?

Opening Doors with Ross Guttler, The Open Center’s CEO, is an experiential program with a range of inspiring expert guests who will lead Ross on a journey of discovery.

The Open Center, the longest-running urban holistic center in the nation, has been opening doors for the people of NYC and beyond for over 37 years. Each episode, join Ross for digestible, door-opening curiosity and fun as he seeks to understand–with authenticity–the many paths, practices and traditions that are at the heart of The Open Center’s programming.

Feeding his own insatiable appetite for learning and trying new things, Ross is sure to motivate and move you to approach your own life with a deep curiosity. Tune in and join us. Keep up with what else Ross is learning on Instagram: @rossguttler, and browse other Opening Doors episodes here.

Ross Guttler is Chief Executive Officer of The Open Center. Throughout his time with The Open Center, Guttler has led the evolution of a four decade-old New York City institution into a global changemaker with an engaged audience from more than 180 countries. After a career in wellness real estate, exploring how the built environment makes us healthier, happier, kinder and more creative, Ross found his calling at The Open Center, where wisdom traditions and spiritual practices, balanced with modern-day medical and behavioral science, art and sound, are used to help us live more harmoniously with ourselves, each other and the earth. MORE

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